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John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

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On his latest release, John Maus has brought a little more atmosphere into the fold when crafting the odd, bite-sized synth pop nuggets that fill his full-lengths. While tracks like "Believer" feel like grand bedroom rock opuses, other tracks fall by the wayside because of a lack of structure, memorability, or effort. As a fan of R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink, I like this album and I see its appeals, and I think others will do the same.

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Review: John Maus- We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

Video: John Maus- "Believer"